Hottest Swimsuit Trends 2014

Choosing the right beachwear may be difficult. DESIblitz presents the ultimate guide to the hottest swimsuit trends, designs and tips for an effortless beach ensemble.

Swimsuit Trends

A one shoulder swimsuit is one of the most elegant options this summer.

Beachwear and swimsuits are part of high fashion today, especially for holidays and summer time. So it’s important about choosing the right style for you.

When choosing your swimsuit, you need to consider the colour and the cut – and find a design that flatters your figure and skin tone.

For Summer 2014, the options are more diverse than ever and DESIblitz guides you through the most fashionable cuts and pieces that will look best on you.

Here are the hottest swimsuit trends for 2014:

  • One Shoulder Swimsuit

One Shoulder Bikini

A one-shoulder swimsuit is one of the most elegant options for beach wear this summer. It draws the attention to the upper part of your body and adds a touch of elegance to your beach ensemble.

The trend comes in a variety of colours and cuts from both fashion and high street retailers. The extravagant French label, Lanvin offers a simple one shoulder swimsuit in classic black, while Violet Lake Caruso’s one-shoulder swimsuit comes in bright peach. The interesting detail with a bow accentuates the waist and flatters your hour glass figure.

If you want to draw attention, opt for a model in eye-catching animal or ethno print. Details, such as ruffles and fringes add a playful vibe. For a sporty look, pick a piece with an interesting cut-out as seen in DKNY, Michael Kors, Norma Kamali and Victoria’s Secret.

The fearless fashionista chooses the Zimmermann The Vase One Shoulder Swimsuit. It features a trendy purple floral print and perfectly suits the curves of an hour glass figure.

  • High-waisted Bikini

High-Waisted Bikini

The 50’s inspired bikini has made a return and is one of the most flattering trends this summer. Higher than normal bikini bottoms, the line of the bikini accentuates the tiniest part of the waist and flaunts an hour glass figure.

Opt for a piece in a simple colour palette for a classy look, or a chic retro print such as polka dots. The feminine piece looks elegant, when combined with a fedora hat and a simple beach bag.

Dolce and Gabbana has an elegant version in retro stripes, River Island’s model comes in bold yellow and Forever 21’s piece looks fresh in peach.

  • Bandeau Bikini

Bandeau bikini

The strapless piece accentuates the upper part of your body it is a great way to avoid tan lines. Katy Perry looks flawless in a two part swimsuit in psychedelic print, complemented with metal penchants and sunglasses.

Another fresh way to update the trend is by choosing a model with a zip on the top. Opt for effortless one-coloured piece or a bold colour blocking for an instant fashion staple.

The Gottex Bandeau Bikini Top combines clean lines with bold colour blocking for an instant fashion statement. H&M offers a bikini with zip on the top in white or leopard. An interesting detail on the zipper adds a personal touch.

  •  A Front Tie Bikini

Front Tie Bikini

The Front Tie bikini brinks cute and pretty to the party for a bang on trend. The front tie is a great way to flatter your figure and adds volume to a smaller bust size. When choosing a piece with such a standout detail, opt for clean lines and no print.

The Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Vintage Bandeau Bikini presents a model in unexpected colour combination, while 3.1. Phillip Lim’s piece combines two of the ruling trends – tie top and graphics. Team with simple accessories for an elegant summer staple.

  • Ruffles and Fringes

Ruffle Bikini

One of the biggest trends is the ruffled swimsuit. Ruffles are a great way to channel the playful attitude of summer and add volume to a smaller bust.

H&M presents a great swimsuit with fringes in classic black that accentuates the bust and a feminine piece with fringed top in white lace.

Forever 21 offers a playful one piece in fresh peach with fringes and the cut-out details accentuate the waist. Topshop’s white piece with printed pink palms looks flirty and fresh.

  • Crochet

Crochet Bikini

Choosing a swimsuit with a crochet detail is a great way to integrate the modern hippie vibe in your closet.

Miami Swim Week presented pieces, ranging from romantic to bohemian and the trend was recently updated on the high street.

Anna Kosturova’s crocheted bikini looks flawless in classic colours and an interesting print. The bold Acadia’s swimsuit is the ultimate fashion staple. It combines several of the major trends of the season – psychedelic print, strapless top, high-waisted bottom and crocheted details.

The detailing offers a sexy twist on the standard bikini and depicts a perfect beach allure that will certainly make you stand out from the crowd.

  • Mismatched suits

Mismatched suits

Bikini tops and bottoms don’t always have to match. Feel free to be creative when matching the two parts of your bikini. Although it seems dangerous at first, you can avoid a fashion faux pas if you stick to several ground rules.

Match a printed piece with one-coloured one – in either shade of the colour scheme or a neutral one- black, white, beige or navy. If you’re feeling brave, go for contrasting prints.

Popular among celebrities this summer, British model, Cara Delevingne flaunts her figure in a mix-and-match combination of black top and plaid bottom in preppy style. Topshop offers a sporty uptake on the trend in bright orange top and blue bottom.

It is crucial to greet summer with the right attitude – and the right beachwear. Embrace the hottest swimsuits trends for 2014 and find the perfect outfit that makes you look and feel fabulous in the sun.

Dilyana is an aspiring journalist from Bulgaria, who's passionate about fashion, literature, art and travelling. She is quirky and imaginative. Her motto is 'Always do what you are afraid to do.' (Ralph Waldo Emerson)